Monday, November 5, 2012
News Brief: NVIDIA Designates CMU as Center of ExcellenceNVIDIA has designated Carnegie Mellon University as a CUDA Center of Excellence in recognition of the university's ongoing work in parallel computing research and education using NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) and the CUDA parallel computing platform.
The CUDA platform enhances the use of GPUs for general purpose computing. The CUDA Center of Excellence will establish research collaborations with NVIDIA to realize new, high-impact applications in field robotics, high-throughput gene sequencing, spoken-language processing, signal processing and computer graphics.
The collaboration will also seek to advance the design of throughput-focused hardware and software systems by promoting and targeting GPU technologies in heterogeneous systems research at CMU and across the nation.
SCS faculty members Kayvon Fatahalian, Garth Gibson and William "Red" Whittaker are participating in the Center of Excellence, as are Onur Mutlu, Ian Lane and Franz Franchetti of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
For more information, see the NVIDIA Blog.